Don’t have an Android device? Don’t worry. Google has ways of keeping you in the family. Just check out the latest update to Google Hangouts.
New data released from PEW indicates that tablets and e-readers might not be as popular as you think they are.
Facebook changes the default setting for teenagers to share posts with friends, but allows them to post publicly if they choose. LinkedIn unveils apps for recruiters. These stories and more in this morning’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
President Obama visits the Apple store in the hopes that they can get the government working again in today’s viral video.
What would you do if your iPhone was stolen?
Apple’s new mobile OS is making people cybersick. Users are reporting symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, headache and nausea, which are caused by the software’s dynamic background, high-resolution and 3-D impressions on the Home screen that make the apps appear to zoom in and out. The brain is tricked into interpreting the signals as movement when the person is not moving. Some users also experience eyestrain due to the parallax effect, and symptoms are even worse on the i-pad.
As uninstalling the software is not an option–iOS 7 comes preinstalled on all new iPhone models–users are scrambling to find other solutions like turning down the background and enabling ‘Reduce Motion’ in the Accessibility tab (I am still trying to figure out why motion is part of the software let alone set by default). Leave it to Kimmel to find a foolproof antidote.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, known for avoiding social media, has finally joined Twitter. His handle is @tim_cook.
Obama’s Syria Speech: 10 Things You Need to Know (USA Today)
President Obama told the nation Tuesday he is exploring a Russian diplomatic plan to end a chemical weapons dispute in Syria, but reserves the right to take military action. Obama spoke to the country about why Syria matters, and where the nation goes from here.
‘The New York Times’ Posts Full Stories as Facebook Notes During Website Outage (AllFacebook)
When The New York Times suffered a site outage Wednesday, the newspaper turned to Facebook notes to post some key stories in their entirety. The Times said in a post on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon: “As you may be aware, the Times is experiencing a server issue that has resulted in our website being temporarily unavailable. We expect the site to be restored soon. In the meantime, we are publishing key news articles in their entirety here on Facebook.
Yelp Update: Users Can Now Post Reviews Straight from Their iPhones (SocialTimes)
For reviews of local businesses that just can’t wait until the writer gets home, Yelp has updated its mobile app to let users post reviews straight from their phones. Instant mobile reviews are something that competing apps like Foursquare have had for a while now, but Yelp’s version is just rolling out Tuesday on iOS and will launch on the Android sometime in the near future.